LOS ANGELES: Hollywood actors are making their picks for 2019’s best film achievements on Sunday as a crowded awards season begins to take shape ahead of next month’s biggest awards-the Oscars.
“Joker” actor Joaquin Phoenix, “Marriage Story” actor Adam Driver, “Hustlers” actress Jennifer Lopez and “Marriage Story” actor Laura Dern are among the A-listers running for Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations at an event which focuses completely on performances.
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The SAG awards are watched closely as a predictor of Oscar’s popularity, as actors comprise the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ‘ largest voting community.
This year yet, several of the best picture candidates at the Oscars on Feb. 9 were not eligible for group ensemble at SAG, including dark comic book film “Joker,” heart-warming breakup drama “Marriage Film,” intense World War One series “1917” and novel version “Little Women.
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Brad Pitt’s charming stunt man and the fading Western star of Leonardo DiCaprio are nominated for “Once Upon a Time,” while Al Pacino and Joe Pesci are both in the “The Irishman” supporting actor race.
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